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October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

I have had family members with cancer and friends with cancer, some survived and some did not. The LAF is there for all cancer patients and provides resources for patients and their families. LAF is a true gift to those struggling with cancer. The best part is that LAF is not limited to any one kind of cancer, they help everyone!!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 28, 2010

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September 28, 2010

I know that the money goes to a good cause, and its inspiring to be part of the solution. It is great to be part of so many others.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

raising awareness

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 11, 2010

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February 11, 2010

Put in a great deal of time and effort here over the years. Very well known organization has many many many followers.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

good people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 3, 2009

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August 3, 2009

I started volunteering for the LAF back in 1999 when my best friend was diagnosed with cancer. She lived in Houston and I was in Austin. I wanted to do something that would let her know that she was not fighting this battle alone and I needed to know that I was doing something to help her and other cancer patients. It is a very helpless feeling knowing that your friend or family member is ill and all you can do is hold their hand and say a prayer. I needed to do more! So my work began with the Foundation. The Foundation was very young and had a small staff, small office and few volunteers. It has been amazing to watch this organization grow. The Foundation has made everyone aware of cancer and that there is life after cancer. The words "cancer survivor" and "Livestrong" are now part of our everyday lives. The staff and volunteers of the LAF are fighting and working hard to obliterate this horrible disease and to improve the lives of people "living with, through and beyond cancer". I feel honored to be able to work with this organization and the wonderful group of people who call themselves the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The faces of thousands of cancer survivors and their families and friends.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep it the same! They are amazing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with the staff, volunteers and cancer survivors. Also, this has provided an avenue for my sons and I to volunteer together on something that matters to all of us!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very passionate about the work they are doing! It spills over to everyone.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to change the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been wonderful! The staff has always made me feel welcome and very important.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

there is so much to do and not enough money to do it with!

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep up the great work!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 2, 2009

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August 2, 2009

Dear my family and friends that made a difference in the global fight against cancer: On behalf of myself and the 12 million Americans living with cancer, I thank you for your generous donation. The money you gave helped me reach my goal and will help further the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s mission of inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. Your donation along with all those that responded to my e-mail to in the end raise $1,300.00 will provides information packets to offer support, inspiration and hope to the cancer patient and his or her family. In addition, cancer survivorship information and worksheets to organize the patient's fight against cancer. Moreover, a cancer survivor one-on-one direct support through the LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare program, and LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks. As a whole raising $1310.00 far surpassing my original goal of $750.00 is an incredible about of money that will mean a world to all the people that will benefit from this money. In terms of the event itself it was an experience that I will not soon forget, because of how much more it was than just simply a bike race. The weather was calm and cool at the start, and in the afternoon heated up to the high 80's. When I took the line I did not know if I would have the power, strength, and determination to go the century, but what I did know was I was out with the City of San Jose to support a great cause and to honor and ride for my Grandma (Bonnie Zillgitt) and my beloved biology teacher Mrs. Acquistapace. For the first nine miles of the race the entire field was escorted by the San Jose Police Department at a speed of 20 miles per hour. I quickly got out hard and rode well and with the lead pack. Slowly I settled into the middle and took the last stop before I would have to make the decision of going 65 miles or 100 miles. The rest stop which were ever 10-15 miles along side the course was where cyclists could go to the bathroom, have a powerbar, fruit, trailmix, gummy bars, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The stops were vitally important and the volunteers and supporters at the stops and in general were incredible, a huge shout out and hats off to them for making the event run so smoothly and in great spirits and excitement. As I approached the 65 miles to the left or 100 miles straight ahead I told myself that I was ready for the 100 miles and thought about who I was riding for, and why I was out here and chose the path less traveled which was the 100 mile course. However, 15 miles after I had past the sign fatigue, stiffness, spasms, and general soreness was starting to takes its toll and I inevitably had to give myself a pep talk not only to preserver through adversity but to represent my family and friends who have had cancer. The talk was enough to finish ahead of quite a few of my teammates on team spartan and finish in 7 hours and 39 minutes. When I crossed the line after having ridden 100 miles I was filled with elation and I did not shy away from raising my hands in emotion and achievement. I will cherish this moment for a life time because I think it is only the start of greater things to come. During the event and post race festivities I could not help but be engulfed in the community of cancer. Though this disease may be hell the amount of people to lean on for support, care, guidance, knowledge, and to uplift your spirits is one incredible community which is the cancer community. The LiveSTRONG Challenge was engulfed with the cancer community and it was a pleasure to see it first hand. On Sunday July 12, 2009 I will not only take away a bike ride that was filled with decisions and emotions and in the end triumph but also was getting to talk to all of the participants and learning their connection to cancer So many of them had bibs on their jerseys that read “In Honor Of,” or “In Memory Of.” I pray and will continue to pray for all those that have to deal with the grind of chemotherapy. As Lance Armstrong says ““Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.” “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” I couldn’t have participated in this event without your generosity and support, and I can’t thank you enough for all that you gave. You have made a difference in the global fight against cancer! With love and thanks, Russell Zillgitt

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the world fight against cancer and helping the public to realize how widespread it is.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep the goals and missions the same and have more challenges around the world and become larger.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to communicate with the cancer community and experiencing their life first hand. In addition being able to make a difference in the world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very knowledgeable, respectful, gregarious, and supportive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Tell America and the world that cancer does not discriminate and you could one day have it as well as your kids and grandkids. It is your obligation to prevent that by donating to the LAF.

Ways to make it better...

the last ten miles were green lights and not having to stop ever time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the general public being nieve about cancer. d

One thing I'd also say is that...

You are not alone when you have cancer

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

I started volunteering with the Lance Armstrong Foundation in May 2008 upon my relocation to Austin, TX. I contacted the LAF and they immediately and professionally responded and started my application. I do several projects for the LAF, including office work, database maintenance and the Austin LIVESTRONG Challenge. It is obvious that the LAF recruits, attracts and retains the TOP talent in its leaders, associates, employees, advocates, volunteers and partners, etc. This strength in talent along with the team's incredible belief in the LAF's solid mission makes the difference at the LAF. The LAF continues to stay strong, even when the economy has been soft. The LAF's programs are incredible, thus bringing more exposure to the mission. The LAF is breaking more ground now on a global basis to continue its mission to wipe out cancer. Moreover, the LAF does an incredible job with its staff and volunteers during the LIVESTRONG Challenges -- The events are superior. As a volunteer, I am treated as one of the family. At the LAF office, the enviornment is so friendly and welcoming. The kindness and strong belief in the LIVESTRONG mission is what makes the HUGE DIFFERENCE at the LAF. LIVE STRONG, Cherri LAF Volunteer

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their growth. The LAF has such strong partnerships. The LAF seems to be positioned well to fight and attack cancer on a truly huge global basis. I am proud to be part of the action in any capacity I can be. LIVESTRONG.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be worried about not doing as good as a job as Mr. Doug Ulman.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships with others involved in the cause and mission.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to the mission. Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and just great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wipe out cancer or at least put the "hurt" on it. It would be great to really wipe out cancer globally.

Ways to make it better...

I could think of some constructive criticism to say. I have nothing constructive to offer at this time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy, spending and grants. Like all nonprofits, the LAF probably experiences the same challenges.

One thing I'd also say is that...

LIVESTRONG. Lance Armstrong truly is incredible for using his own cycling talents to give back to the LAF's mission. He is such an example of one of the great volunteers. What an inspirational person he is!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

It's really GLOBAL! in Italy, too, where there is no culture for volunteer, nor for cancer awareness, nor for info support through the web

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

placing global network on the web.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

I could be contact by other groups here in Italy

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

Having Cancer in our family makes you face things in life you would prefer not to at all. So you look for support to get thru the bad spots and remember the good ones. There are many good groups out there and Livestrong helps in many ways. They help you put so much in perspective in many ways. To watch the videos out there of so many people fighting this beast makes you proud to be human. We are like the 3 Musketeers, wether we are survivors, care takers,family, medical people or just friends...we are one for all and all for one. We will beat this and having Livestrong there to help lead the way makes the future brighter.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of those fighting the beast.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

strive to do as well as the leaders are doing now.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the challenge to make the fight end.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so dedicated to doing their best to help others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the lives of so many people effected by Cancer better...hopefully by winning the fight on Cancer.

Ways to make it better...

I could have rasied more oney. I will next year.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

winning the fight by getting everyone to understand what is needed.

One thing I'd also say is that...

these Livestrong people go out of their way to put others before them.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

My wife is a volunteer and as such, I have had the opportunity to meet some of the people who have dedicated their lives to making living and dying with cancer an experience with hope, understanding and acceptance. The people whom I have meet have one goal - to make the lives of those dealing with cancer better. The LAF provides hope. There is no higher purpose.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personnly in those suffering from cancer and those helping - awesome.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change very little.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The enthusiasm for helping.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

KInd, thoughtful and dedicated to making the lives of all cancer survivors better.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring better awareness to help with early diagnosis and prevention.

Ways to make it better...

NA

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Complancey because the thought that Lance is doing so much.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2009

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July 27, 2009

I have volunteered for seven years and I love what the foundation has done for so many people. When my friend had a terminal brain tumor Lance's story inspired her so much she kept a picture of him on her bathroom mirror to remind her to be strong. Her goal was go get better so she could volunteer and when she passed away I started volunteering in her honor but what I never realized is how many people from all walks of life get cancer in their lifetimes. Livestrong is there from the beginning whether it is to provide valuable information or just a word of encouragement. There has also been millions of dollars raised that have gone towards valuable research and programs. The employees, many of whom are survivors themselves, work tirelessly toward making a difference in the fight against cancer and that is truly inspirational.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many forms, including growth, fundraising and awareness.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep up the good work.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

walking away feeling that my time has been well spent and meeting survivors who are strong beyond belief.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

mostly affected by one way or another by this terrible disease and I think that is where their inspiration comes from.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

keep on funding important research.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time helping out, there is so much to do for this cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the recession, most people don't have as much to give.

One thing I'd also say is that...

we really need to keep up the effort to find a cure and raise awareness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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